Friday, January 9, 2009

Polaroid PoGo Instant Digital Camera

Polaroid just released a new line of instant imaging products which include an instant digital camera and an instant mobile printer. The digital camera with integrated printer boasts: a 3.0" LCD screen, red-eye removal, anti-shake image stabilization, face tracking, smile and blink detection, 2" x 3" borderless sticky-back prints, smudge-proof/water-resistant/tear-proof photos, prints in about 60 seconds, and a rechargeable lithium-ion battery. If you already have a digital camera or prefer shooting with the camera on your cell phone - the portable printer is blue tooth and Pictbridge enabled so that images can easily be printed from your cell phone or digital camera (see video above). No ink is necessary due to the ZINK (Zero INK) paper and printing technology:

The heart of this new "ZINK" category of printing is the ZINK Paper™. The patented ZINK Paper is an advanced composite material with embedded yellow, magenta and cyan dye crystals, activated with 200 million heat pulses, in 30 seconds, in a single pass. With 100 billion crystals in a 2x3" print, the paper is 100% inkless. A ZINK-enabled printer uses heat to activate and colorize these crystals. Because there is no ink, every ZINK-enabled device has the unique benefits of being small, simple, elegant, and eco-friendly.

This new ZINK technology and these Polaroid PoGo products will definitely be a hit with Polaroid and photography enthusiasts, as well as, visual and mixed media artists. Polaroid will make a huge comeback with this technology regardless of which product, the instant PoGo digital camera or the PoGo portable printer, that people decide is most practical for them.

Polaroid PoGo

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